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View Poll Results: If Forsberg decides to come back, are you interested?
Yes, sign him! 62 53.45%
No way, been there done that 46 39.66%
I'm not Homer, therefore I'm apathetic 8 6.90%
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01-24-2009, 11:42 AM
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Here's a question: if the team can't get a guy who can kick ass in front of the net, would you approve of them signing Forsberg in an attempt to further gear up for the playoffs?

When considering your answer, take out the emotion, and assume Marty's going to be playing on top of his game come April.

Obviously, this is being very idealistic, but I can't find a way to make myself say no.

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01-25-2009, 07:30 AM
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If I was Paul Holmgren, I'd ignore Forsberg for these reasons.:

1. I have two centers that are supposedly the future of the team, both are in the top twenty in the NHL in scoring. I'm gonna sign a guy and bump one of them to "third" line status?

2. I have a massive and critical cap situation. If my big ticket FA addition from last year was healthy, I'd need to juggle at least 4 players around on the IR/minors or make a trade to fit him under the cap. Assuming Briere's healthy in 4 weeks, signing Forsberg makes the cap issue a harder fix.

3. Forsberg's injury history. Even if the cap can be cleared to fit both Forsberg and Briere, what happens when Forsberg gets hurt? Not to mention his lovely habit of deciding 8 minutes before the opening face-off that he can't go that night. With the questionable cap management and situation the Flyers are in, it's hard to have guys sitting around available when Forsberg makes himself a game time scratch.

4. The entire lead up to finding out whether he will or won't play is a distraction that obviously affected the team last year. No need to repeat that. .

5. If anything, the team needs help at defense. I don't think it's possible to add Forsberg and help the defense at the same time.

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01-25-2009, 08:00 AM
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If I was Paul Holmgren, I'd ignore Forsberg for these reasons.:

1. I have two centers that are supposedly the future of the team, both are in the top twenty in the NHL in scoring. I'm gonna sign a guy and bump one of them to "third" line status?

2. I have a massive and critical cap situation. If my big ticket FA addition from last year was healthy, I'd need to juggle at least 4 players around on the IR/minors or make a trade to fit him under the cap. Assuming Briere's healthy in 4 weeks, signing Forsberg makes the cap issue a harder fix.

3. Forsberg's injury history. Even if the cap can be cleared to fit both Forsberg and Briere, what happens when Forsberg gets hurt? Not to mention his lovely habit of deciding 8 minutes before the opening face-off that he can't go that night. With the questionable cap management and situation the Flyers are in, it's hard to have guys sitting around available when Forsberg makes himself a game time scratch.

4. The entire lead up to finding out whether he will or won't play is a distraction that obviously affected the team last year. No need to repeat that. .

5. If anything, the team needs help at defense. I don't think it's possible to add Forsberg and help the defense at the same time.
I agree with you. The nicest thing about adding a Forsberg (Sundin/Shanahan) is that you if you can add them, you don't lose anything from the team...whether it be a roster player, prospect or draft pick.

I agree with you on #5, as I have mentioned it a few times. We don't necessarily need Pronger, just that style. A Brendan Witt type guy for example.

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01-25-2009, 10:58 AM
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Ok everyone says we need help on defense and all we keep doing are adding defenseman. So I guess the addition of Carle, Ossi, and Alberts didnt help. Well who do you guys propose the get and then who to get rid of (dont say to get rid of Jones, they love Jones and at the moment isnt going anywhere).

All Im saying is, I have been thinking alot, and talking to a bunch Flyers fans and we kind of came to an agreement. We get outshot every game which is true. How much time does our offense spend in the offensive zone. These other teams cycle very well and we seem to always get stuck playing defense. From what I noticed, most of the time we score on the rush, power play, or penalty kill. They need to learn how to cycle better in the offensive zone. They try to cycle, but lose it fast due to a bad pass or someone out of position.

Just my 2 cents.

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01-26-2009, 08:50 AM
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01-26-2009, 09:38 AM
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Some pictures/clips of him practising with MoDo..

http://markussandin.smugmug.com/gall...59031000_6kZie

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01-26-2009, 09:54 AM
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Some pictures/clips of him practising with MoDo..

http://markussandin.smugmug.com/gall...59031000_6kZie

You can't post pics and vids of Forsberg and not post the following...



I don't recognize you as a regular, so I we'll excuse you. Just wait until a 'member pops in' and it will all make sense.

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01-26-2009, 10:05 AM
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I don't think I ever really took the time to notice we actually had Forsberg when we did. When he was traded, I guess I kinda realized that I had taken him for granted when he had been here.

I want to be able to watch and revel in the fact that it's Peter friggin' Forsberg on my team again.

So, yes. Go get him, Homer.

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01-26-2009, 10:25 AM
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if homer starts channeling macchiavelli, maybe a sign and trade? maybe we can get another parent/upshall/1st

i love foppa so much, so i'm biased towards resigning him.

maybe we can convert him to defense, a la fedorov.

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01-26-2009, 11:15 AM
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the guys he's practicing with must be starstruck as hell. that would be insane

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01-26-2009, 11:28 AM
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Some pictures/clips of him practising with MoDo..

http://markussandin.smugmug.com/gall...59031000_6kZie
What kinda things are they talking about in that video? Anything interesting?

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01-26-2009, 11:29 AM
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You can't post pics and vids of Forsberg and not post the following...



I don't recognize you as a regular, so I we'll excuse you. Just wait until a 'member pops in' and it will all make sense.

Is that for me to finish into or something? Im sorta confused...

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01-26-2009, 11:53 AM
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You can't post pics and vids of Forsberg and not post the following...

Are those happy tissues? Or sad tissues?

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01-26-2009, 12:20 PM
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Is that for me to finish into or something? Im sorta confused...
Something like that. We all know your love for Forsberg, and he makes you, well yeah...you know.

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Are those happy tissues? Or sad tissues?
Happy.

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01-26-2009, 12:44 PM
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I laugh at the people putting out lines without him on the top line. Are you for real? when any team makes a splash on a free agent that has dominated the league previously, he goes to the top line. Foppa will not come here unless he does.
You don't trust someone with his injuries with top line duties. He isn't the best player we'll have...that duty belongs to Richards. Foppa either goes on 2nd line wing, or 3rd line at any position. He does NOT get first line duties.

If he gets hurt, he won't be f***ing up the chemistry of other players like Gagne..it just isn't worth it.

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01-26-2009, 12:47 PM
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You don't trust someone with his injuries with top line duties. He isn't the best player we'll have...that duty belongs to Richards. Foppa either goes on 2nd line wing, or 3rd line at any position. He does NOT get first line duties.

If he gets hurt, he won't be f***ing up the chemistry of other players like Gagne..it just isn't worth it.
Im pretty sure Foppa played 2nd line center for the Avs last season...

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Im pretty sure Foppa played 2nd line center for the Avs last season...
They don't have the scoring that we have. It is a different case here.

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01-26-2009, 12:53 PM
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Once Briere comes back and stays healthy, this team will already be overloaded at C, unless Metro is cut. Foppa isn't back to the future so much as ahead to the past. I say get Carter out there in vital situations and let him develop bit by bit in pressure filled situations. Accept that this probably isn't a cup winning team quite yet and plan for next year, when the situation at goal is better.

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Once Briere comes back and stays healthy, this team will already be overloaded at C, unless Metro is cut. Foppa isn't back to the future so much as ahead to the past. I say get Carter out there in vital situations and let him develop bit by bit in pressure filled situations. Accept that this probably isn't a cup winning team quite yet and plan for next year, when the situation at goal is better.
By the time Briere returns and stays healthy, Carter will be on the last year of his contract, and Metro would have left for greener pastures via free agency.

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By the time Briere returns and stays healthy, Carter will be on the last year of his contract, and Metro would have left for greener pastures via free agency.
Wahh?

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They don't have the scoring that we have. It is a different case here.
Wasnt refering to that, more of the idea to Spongo's claims that if he comes he needs to play first line center.

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Wahh?
Yeah, why? What?

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Yeah, why? What?
He was referring to the fact that you think Briere will start playing again, and stay healthy for a majority of the games, in 2-3 years..

Your welcome for translating

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Yeah, why? What?
I was just referring to the fact that it didn't seem to make sense what you said...I was confused. Because supposedly, Briere will be fine this season and I'd imagine by next season.

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I was just referring to the fact that it didn't seem to make sense what you said...I was confused. Because supposedly, Briere will be fine this season and I'd imagine by next season.
Yeah, sorry mate. I'm not one for emoticons, so sometimes my sarcasm goes undetected.

I don't think it's reasonable to expect Briere to be 100% this season. I just can't see it. By the time he returns, he'll have missed 75% of the season. For him to be a kep player this season, I'm skeptical. Sorry.

Hopefully he'll be fine next season. With what he's costing the team, that be really nice to see.

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